Passing time in Philly
September 1, 2003
Once the NAB Radio show floor is closed for the day, what can you doto pass the time? To avoid sitting in a hotel room watching television,try one of these suggestions:
The Battleship New Jersey Memorial and Museum is home to theBattleship USS New Jersey, which is the most decorated warship. Thebattleship is 11 stories high and nearly three football fields long.Visitors can take guided tours through simulated operations areasspanning five deck levels. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seewww.battleshipnewjersey.org for more details.
Independence National Historical Park is definitely a placeto visit for attendees interested in history. From the Liberty Bell toIndependence Hall, visitors will gain first-hand knowledge about theUnited States' history. But if you want to see the historic buildingson Independence Square, get tickets ahead of time because free timedtickets are required for the tours.
Also in the historical park is Carpenter's Hall. The hall wasbuilt in 1774 and just weeks after its completion, the hall hostedmeetings of the First Continental Congress. Carpenter's Hall offersexhibits and presentations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday throughSunday with free admission.
For anyone who enjoys Italian cuisine, the Italian Market insouth Philadelphia is worth exploring. The market is the oldest andlargest working outdoor market in the United States. For moreinformation visit www.phillyitalianmarket.com.
Halloween is only a month away, and for people who want to celebrateearly, a ghost tour through the streets of Philadelphia is aperfect way to commemorate the holiday. At www.ghosttour.com,guests will find several tours to choose from, including walking toursand trips through haunted houses.
For visitors who would like to stay indoors, the FranklinInstitute Science Museum offers sightseers more than a dozeninteractive learning environments, including Fels Planetariumand an IMAX Theater. The museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m andadmission costs $12.75. See www.fi.edu for more details.